Completely awesome place, by far and away the most luxurious and fun mountain hut I've stayed in bar none.
The team that run it (led by Marta and Emil) are brilliant, fun and attentive. The hutte itself is beautifully designed and completely pristine, complete with spotless bright white towels and sheets. Views from the rooms facing down the mountain are fabulous if you're still at the hutte wehen sun rises. :) Oh, and it's a hutte with luxury ensuite double/triple bed rooms - who'd have thought it??
The food is deliciious and plentiful. We'd a 9 course extravaganza for hogmanay meal, but even on the 'normal' nights the food was incredible. Simple but just so tasty.
Location-wise in the winter you either have to ski down an itinery route with one steeper/narrower section suitable for people comfortable with black runs, or, you can walk/hike/ski tour up from the mid station. Having done both routes the skin up in twilight/moonlight is simply stunning and will remain one of my favourite memories!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Orestes Hütte is located in the monterosaski area, freeride paradise in winter and trekking base in summer. We are reachable by walk (approx. 1h) in summer and via skis or snowshoeing in winter. There is a bar & restaurant service and we also offer accommodation with modern facilities in either private double rooms with ensuit or dormitories. We have a small library and a yoga room available for all to use or classes can be arranged with our qualified teachers ... more less